Daniel Owen Stolpe was born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. He obtained an Associates of Arts degree at Pasadena City College in 1960. He attended Los Angeles Country Art Institute (OTIS) on a scholarship, from 1961-1962. Later Stolpe apprenticed under artist Don La Viere Turner, in Glendora; and from 1965 to 1966, with Master Printer Joseph Funk, in Venice, both studios located in California. Stolpe works in the tradition of European figurative style, heavily influences by German Expressionism to create interpretations of mythical themes. He is represented in over 25 major collections, both nationally and internationally, including Fogg Art Museum, Grunwald Collection (UCLA), H.R.C. University of Texas, Portland Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Washington DC. He has held over 50 solo exhibits over three continents.